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New study sheds light on the causes of cold sores, herpes flare-ups

Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is one of the most common human pathogens in existence, present in approximately 40–90% of the population worldwide.

Virginia residents warned following reappearance of poisonous caterpillar

The creature, known as the puss caterpillar, measures just under an inch and a half, including the fur-like venomous spines it has on its body.

Even minor brain injuries have hidden long-term effects - new research

The research also sheds light on traumatic brain injuries.

Bomb threat left on Virginia synagogue's voicemail

A police K-9 search of the area did not turn up any bombs.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/08/2020

What unsolved mystery hides in the middle of the CIA headquarters?

Artist Jim Sanborn knew that some of the world's greatest intelligence officers of the time would be passing by his piece every day, so he decided to create a work of art that would challenge them.

Activists light up Confederate statue with LGBT Pride flag

Many other statues have been the target of similar vandalism, with some protesters outright toppling them, as demands for greater racial sensitivity become more vocal throughout the US.

Protesters topple another Confederate statue in Virginia's state capital

The monument stood along Richmond's Monument Avenue, which is lined statues of several prominent Confederate figures. The city served as capital of the Confederacy for almost all of the war.

By REUTERS
11/06/2020

VA PD and FD provide conflicting accounts over start of house fire

The child survived, and everyone was evacuated safely. However, Richmond's police chief was visibly shaken, holding back tears describing the scene at a press conference on Sunday.

Neo-Nazi leader quotes Hitler in motion filed in federal court

Cantwell is one of about 25 defendants in a lawsuit filed against the organizers of the 2017 neo-Nazi “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
23/01/2020
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups

3 neo-Nazis who planned to bring guns to rally arrested by FBI

The rally is scheduled for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday to protest gun control measures proposed by the state legislature and its new Democratic majority.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/01/2020
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